Monthly Archives: February 2012

MWC 2012 day 1 news [Feb 27, 2012]: Samsung and Nokia

  Samsung had a number of enhanced GALAXY products (see them in the “Details for Samsung” section below). The really strong message from innovation point of view from them has, however, been (considered by them as “hidden gems”): Samsung Mobile … Continue reading

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Continued Toshiba-SanDisk dominance for flash memories

Related information: – One terabit of data in a fingertip-size NAND flash memory package from Intel and Micron joint venture [this blog, Dec 7, 2011] – Understanding TLC NAND [AnandTech, Feb 23, 2011] Note: For MLC, you store two bits … Continue reading

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E Ink strategic value proposition: displays on every smart surface

Updates:  Reflective OutLook: Shades of Gray or Colorful? [Touch and Display-Enhancement Issue of Information Display, Sept 21, 2012] … E Ink and SiPix Meanwhile, could color have anything do to do with E Ink’s recent announcement of its intention to … Continue reading

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Nokia’s strategy for “the next billion” based on software and web optimization with super low-cost 2.5/2.75G SoCs

Preliminary reading: Smarterphone end-to-end software solution for “the next billion” Nokia users [Jan 9-11, 2012] With today’s news that Nokia reportedly to release 2.5G, 2.75G chip orders to Taiwan firms [Feb 14, 2012] (see below among the SoC-related set of … Continue reading

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China-based second-tier and white-boxed handset makers targeting the emerging markets

Update: China-based white-box vendors expected to ship 200 million smartphones [DIGITIMES, April 17, 2012] China-based white-box vendors, mainly due to the availability of inexpensive new chip solutions, have been increasing the production of smartphones, with the total shipment volume expected to reach … Continue reading

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AMD 2012-13: a new Windows 8 strategy expanded with ultra low-power APUs for the tablets and fanless clients

AMD Strategy Transformation Brings Agile Delivery of Industry-Leading IP to the Market [AMD press release, Feb 2, 2012] At its annual Financial Analyst Day, AMD (NYSE: AMD) detailed a new “ambidextrous” strategythat builds on the company’s long history of x86 … Continue reading

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Marvell’s SMILE Plug for the “Classroom 3.0” initiative

SMILE = Stanford Mobile Inquiry-based Learning Environment and this is currently a smartphone based solution aimed at the digital classroom. In this sense it is a kind of a newer (only 1+ year old) approach than the 6 years old … Continue reading

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